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Remote starter suggestions please

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by hookedontronics, Nov 16, 2011.

  1. Nov 16, 2011 at 8:11 AM
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    hookedontronics

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    I'm a huge car audio guy but i've never messed with remote starters before nor do i really plan to. I've got some buddies who are full time installers and they can install them in no time at all and give me a price that makes it not even worth attempting myself. First off i'd like to say i'd prefer an oem option/key fob but i do not think that exists, if it does, i want to know about it. My truck is a 2010 DC automatic. I'll buy the unit and have one of my buddies install it for me.

    Looking for suggestions please, here is what i'd like to get out of a starter:
    -remote start obviously
    -keyless entry, lock/unlock and will still arm my factory alarm (so i can only have 1 fob on my keychain)
    -Now the third option, and i'm not even sure this exist but i'd like to be able to control the heat/AC from the fob. Is this possibly?

    Please chime in. Thanks
     
  2. Nov 16, 2011 at 12:06 PM
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  3. Nov 16, 2011 at 12:08 PM
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    Bump for some info!!
     
  4. Nov 16, 2011 at 12:10 PM
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    I'm having a python 991 installed friday. It's got the alarm, and remote start.
    I don't know about arming the factory alarm, cause i think the aftermarket ones bypass that.
    as far as controlling the heat/ac from the fob, I don't think that's possible, but don't quote me on that.
     
  5. Nov 16, 2011 at 12:38 PM
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    yeah i've been looking around today and don't think that's possible either. However i see you can see what temp the interior of your truck currently is
     
  6. Nov 17, 2011 at 7:48 PM
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    I'm looking to get a remote starter and alarm as well since my keyless entry system works only when it wants to. I doubt that you'll be able to get something to work your heat/ac - you will need to set your knob to heat/ac manually before leaving the vehicle. Since you have a fairly new Tacoma, I would recommend a 2-way set up. The Viper 5901 comes with the remote with display. It can display the inside temperature of your vehicle and you can program your system to keep the temperature without a certain range as long as you keep the heat/ac set to on - the system starts the vehicle and runs until the temperature reaches your set parameters. Your best bet would be to speak with authorized resellers for further details. I am only providing information that I received from a local reseller of DEI products (maker of Viper/Python products).
     
  7. Nov 17, 2011 at 8:00 PM
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    Did you install this yourself, if not how much did it cost to have it installed.
     
  9. Nov 18, 2011 at 12:08 PM
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  10. Nov 18, 2011 at 12:11 PM
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    i have an Autopage and it works just fine.
     
  11. Nov 18, 2011 at 9:32 PM
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    i have a 1402 python and the start smart pack so i can remote start from my phone. ( which i like). the dealer i got it from was able to set up my smart start over the phone.

    I did it myself takes about 6 hours plus mine is a manual tranny ;)

    as for ac/ and heat you must preset it before you leave the car.
     
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    I got viper 5901 and installed it myself I does help I install these all day...the hardest part about installin is the prep of the wires b4 actually wirin up the truck and as far as heat and air just leave it on b4 exiting truck
     
  13. Nov 18, 2011 at 11:33 PM
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    DEI Brands IMO.... Viper, Python, Clifford. Those are the premiere brands from DEI and I wouldn't go with a different version.

    I've put it AutoPage and Compustar, and to me, none are as user-friendly as the DEI brands. I hooked mine up to a pair of window modules, and get my windows up when I arm, can roll down/vent all 4, or front or rear pairs, and hooked up the last output to my radio to turn on and off while the car's not running.
     
  14. Nov 19, 2011 at 12:06 PM
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    What about a really basic remote start?

    Just something to start the truck, I'm not looking for bells and whistles. My truck already has stock alarm, and key-less entry. I am liking this thread.
     
  15. Nov 19, 2011 at 1:22 PM
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    I still say DEI... they make some decent stand-alone units that for the most part come with door lock outputs...

    So you could have keyless entry AND remote start all on a SINGLE keyfob
     
  16. Nov 21, 2011 at 1:26 PM
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    i didnt install it i got it insalled for 175
     
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    Viper 5901 I have it and love mine
     
  18. Nov 21, 2011 at 1:51 PM
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    I wouldn't get a super cheap $100 remote start system. With newer vehicles there have been cases of hot wire's bypassing certain features and burning crap to the ground. Some require special keys and stuff that I wouldn't trust just anybody to install. If I was going to do it I would spend the money and get it done by a reputable company with a high quality system. This costs money, but if it is done poorly you may pay the ultamate price (your truck).

    I know Compustar has multiple remote ranges to choose from 1 mile, 2 mile, 5 mile and more. With that, you can choose from remote start, alarm, both, temp sensor inside that tells you te temp on your remote. Two way remotes, one way remotes, and even GPS features that can locate your truck if stolen. You can even get the GPS to work on your phone as well as the remote start features and temp. All these things come with different price tags depending on what you want. I heard good things about viper too, but only researched Compustar and will probably get one.

    Again, I would strongly be discouraged from the $100-$150 Walmart specials. Thay may work, but who knows who made them and installed them.
     
  19. Nov 21, 2011 at 5:09 PM
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    Yup, to anyone who didn't program them on a regular basis, they were (all alarm systems, not just DEI).... counting chirps and led flashes, pushing buttons and reading intructions.... all made for a hellatious time.

    I finally scored myself a DEI Bitwriter when a shop I was working for began to close down.... stuck it in my toolbox and didn't think twice... seemed like a fitting parting gift.

    Makes programming my alarm a snap now.
     
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